4-9 Roundup

4/9 Roundup: Full slate of spring sports headlines busy Tuesday



Chargers drop DH to Stars

North Montgomery softball began Sagamore Conference play on Tuesday with a double-header against Western Boone. The Stars were able to come away with a SAC sweep of the Chargers as North fell 11-0 in game one and 15-3 in game two. Stars pitcher Gabby Lewis threw a no-hitter in game win while striking out 10 as the Stars got to Charger ace Piper Ramey for 12 hits and nine earned runs. In game two the Chargers were able to get across four hits. Ella McManomy went 2-3 while Ramey doubled home two of the three runs.

The two losses sees the Chargers record fall to 2-2 (0-2 SAC) and they’ll return home on Monday for a game against Covington.

Athenians show fight, swept by Warriors

Crawfordsville softball’s young team put together some good at bats on Tuesday in their Sagamore Conference DH opener at Danville. Cville did get swept by the Warriors 15-5 in game one and 13-2 in game two, but the offense is beginning to show improvements. In the first inning Molly Pierce drew a walk and  then came around to score. The next batter Christina Susdorf  hit her first home run of the season to give CHS an early 2-0 and a much needed energy boost. Trailing 12-2 and needing a run to avoid a run-rule, CHS scored three more runs in the fifth thanks to Susdorf’s 2RBI double. Sabella Moore singles to score Susdorf to make it 12-5.

In game two Susdorf  got one more hit and Delaney Spencer and Moore both doubled.

CHS falls to 0-4 (0-2 SAC) with the two losses and will be back in action on Friday with a trip to Attica.

Mounties swept by ranked Bruins

Tri-West softball is the cream of the crop in the Sagamore Conference. The Bruins entered play ranked eighth in the latest 3A poll and Southmont made the trip to Lizton and was swept by the talented Bruins squad. South competed very well in game one but fell 5-1 in game one before falling  17-0 in game two.

Kyndale Rice kept Southmont in the game in the circle allowing just two earned runs on seven hits. The Mountie defense however committed six errors in the game one loss. University of Oklahoma commit Audrey Lowry kept nearly every South hitter off the bases as she struck out 20 and gave up just two hits. South only got two hits in the nightcap as well.

The Mounties fall to 1-3 (0-2 SAC) with the DH losses. They will travel to Fountain Central on Thursday for an area showdown with the Mustangs.

Mustangs fall to talented Wildcats

The beginning of the WRC schedule does Fountain Central softball no favors. After taking on third ranked Riverton Parke last week, FC hosted South Vermillion on Tuesday who is another talented WRC foe. Fountain Central would fall to the Wildcats 18-8 in six innings. Jackie Weber, Kacey Kirkpatrick, and Sami Krout all had two hits each for FC in the loss. Kirkpatrick took the loss in the circle giving up nine earned runs on nine hits. She walked five and struck out five.

FC falls to 2-4 (0-2 WRC) is slated to travel to South Vermillion tonight to complete the two-game set.


Mounties swept by Bruins in DH

Southmont baseball made the trip to Lizton on Tuesday for a Sagamore Conference double-header against defending SAC champion Tri-West. South fell 20-4 in game one and was shut out 16-0 in game two. Cale Chadd went 2-2 with a double in game one. Gunnar Shirk also doubled while Phisher Benge, Carter Hubble, and Micah Kiger all had hits for the Mounties. Hubble and freshman Dean McGaughey had the two Mountie hits in game two.

South falls to 0-3 (0-2 SAC) with the losses and will travel to Fountain Central on Friday.

Mustangs take down Wildcats

Fountain Central hosted South Vermillion on Tuesday and was able to pick up a 5-3 WRC win over the Wildcats. FC collected seven hits with Cole Garbison, and Ayden Batchelor each having two. Both of Batchelor’s were doubles. Kyle Slinker, Asher Davis, and Spencer Krout all each had hits. Batchelor got the win on the mound going the distance and giving up just one earned run on five hits and struck out seven.

FC improved to 3-2 (1-1 WRC) with the win and is slated to travel to South Vermillion tonight.

Girls Tennis

Mustangs open up season with win over Wolves

Fountain Central girls tennis finally was able to open up their 2024 season on Tuesday as FC traveled to take on WRC foe Parke Heritage. It was a great start for the Mustangs as they were 5-0 winners over the Wolves.

Haley Webb began her senior season with a 6-0, 6-0 win at one singles over Marlee Jeffers. At two singles, Elise Webb was a 6-0, 6-0 winner over Airelle Hartman with Laney Hoagland winning at three singles 6-1, 6-1 over Brooke Lough. At one doubles Alydia Mellady and Hannah Prickett were 6-1, 6-1 winners over Emma Patterson and Addison Jenkins. Jose Harshbarger and Lily Peterson rounded out the wins for FC at two doubles with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Lily Roosevelt and Karly Fellows.

The Mustangs begin the season 1-0 and are 1-0 in the WRC and will travel to South Vermillion on Thursday.

Chargers sweep Gophers

North Montgomery girls tennis improved to 2-0 on the season with a 5-0 win over Clinton Prairie on Tuesday. North will host county rival Crawfordsville on Thursday.

Boys Golf

Mounties fall to Bulldogs

Southmont boys golf  hosted Clinton Central for a dual meet with the Bulldogs on Tuesday and fell 178-186. Austin Foley earned co-medalist for Southmont with a 37. Jacob Fox carded a 48. Southmont returns to the links for a three-team meet on Thursday against Covington and Seeger.

Mustangs earn win

Fountain Central boys golf picked up a win in a three-team meet with Covington and South Newton on Tuesday. FC shot a 167, with the Trojans carding a 183 and South Newton a 275.

Wes Jackson earned medalist honors for FC with a 38, Jaylin Payne shot a 39 and both Kameran Krug and Ayden Donaldson both ended with 45’s. FC returns to the links tonight for a match against North Montgomery at Rocky Ridge.

Track and Field

Chargers take down Hot Dogs in season opener

North Montgomery track and field was able to open up its 2024 season on Tuesday as the Chargers hosted the Frankfort Hot Dogs. Both Charger teams earned wins as the boys were 84-47 winners while the girls won 83-48.

Highlighting performances for the boys was Owen Utterback wins in the 200 meter dash, Ryan Hopper’s win in the 400 meter dash, Jack Rogers first place in the 800 meter run, Nolan Yarger ‘s win in the 1600 meter run and Jayden Thompson’s two wins in the 110 and 300 meter hurdles. In the field events Kelby Harwood jumped six feet to win the high jump, Utterback’s 20 ft 6 3/4 inches won the long jump, and Gunnar Hardy won discus.

The Charger girls had strong showings from Mady Holt who won both the 100 and 400 meter dash. Paige Yarger took home the 200 meter dash crown, Katelyn Woolwine the 1600 and 3200 meter crowns, and Sarah Hopper raced to first in the 800 meter run.

The Chargers will now get ready to host their annual Charger relays on Friday.

Mounties open season vs Cougars

Southmont track and field go their season underway as they hosted North Putnam on Tuesday and split the meet with the Cougars. The Mountie boys were 89-36 winners while the girls fell 74-57.

Winners for the boys were Hayden Hess in the high jump, Gavin Downey 110 &300  hurdles, Nolan Boyer the 100 & 200 meter dash, Waylon Gomez shot put, Clay Allen pole vault, Dawson Mason discus, Ethan Nelson 400 meter dash, and Vince Reimondo 800 meter run. The Lady Mounties were winners in the pole vault with Shelby Chiepo, Layla Shaw 100 & 300  hurdles, DeLorean Mason long jump, 100 & 200 meter dash, and Darby Cottrell in the 3200 meter run.

South will compete in the Charger Relays on Friday.